Heinrich Heine Quotes

Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.

When words leave off, music begins.

Matrimony – the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.

It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all.

Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men, and rocks them up to manhood; and this meager foster-mother remains their faithful companion throughout life.

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death.

Christ rode on an ass, but now asses ride on Christ.

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.